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November 8, 2015

fastest growing US Metropolitan areas by number of new companies

Which are the top 10 Fastest growing Metropolitan areas in United states ?. The chart below shows how the individual states ranks in terms of new companies  who are setting up shops there .Our Reading is Atlanta might overtake NY and LA ( ranked currentlt no 1 and no 2) as a lot of companies are set to Georgia. Georgia is one of the most business-friendly states in the country, largely due to their cost savings—state job-tax credits, exemptions, development funds and lower corporate-tax rates, for starters—and Atlanta’s strategic location, namely access to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the busiest airport in the world.

" US fastest growing metropolitan areas witnessing  job boom "

The metro areas of  New York, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles  remains the top 3 fastest growing Met cities, by virtue of some of  the biggest number of companies being located in those areas. They  generate a boost to the local economy, leading to  increased economic activity. These 3 METS have been able to  keep up their  top 3 positions  since 2007. Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and San Francisco  make up the  4th, 5th and 6th positions respectively .They have shuffled positions over the last seven years, but each has consistently placed among the top 10.

However Atlanta  is gearing up to  give the top 3 Metros a lot to worry about with  the news of Mercedes-Benz USA relocating their headquarters to Atlanta from New Jersey in 2017  (come 2017, their $100 million headquarters will call The Big Peach home)

The automaker will be joining the ranks of 20 Fortune 500 companies currently headquartered in Georgia (and 33 Fortune 1000 companies). Philadelphia and Miami  Metros have been seeing increasing business deveopment since the last few years

July 27, 2015

May 9, 2015

Top 10 venture capitalist investment on food technology

"vc funding across food technology"

"US VC investment on Food technology"
The biggest  VC fundings across US food technology start ups

US VC-backed Food Tech companies raised $1.07B in 2014 up 272% YoY.The biggest vc investment  on food technology was backed by” Khosla Ventures”who have invested in food and grocery including Unicorn Instacart, and food brands Hampton Creek Foods and Unreal Brands, among others. 

According to CB insights “VC fundings in US have been spread across a range of food-related industries, including food delivery (cos like Instacart or Postmates), food replacements (Hampton Creek Foods, Soylent), and restaurant tech companies (E La Carte, Reserve), among others. Q4’14 was the largest quarter in the past two years driven by Instacart’s $220M Series C, as well as Hampton Creek Foods’ $90M Series C.

May 5, 2015

Average salaries in US for top 10 most employed sectors

Statistic: Annual mean wages for the largest occupations in the United States as of May 2014 (in U.S. dollars) | Statista


 the chart from statista shows  the 15 largest occupation by sectors  groups in the United States a ranked by annual mean wage. The annual mean wage among the 4 million preschool, primary, secondary, and special education school teachers in the U.S. stood at 55,510 U.S. dollars.

October 8, 2014

US apparel market for men show 5% increase to reach $60b USD

According to The NPD Group, Inc., a global information company, total men’s apparel U.S. retail sales reached $60.8 billion in 2013, a 5 percent increase over the $57.8 billion generated in 2012, thanks in large part to double-digit gains in sales of men’s outerwear, pants, and socks. In contrast, the U.S. women’s apparel market grew 4 percent with total sales of $116.4 billion dollars.  

Of the 13 categories tracked by NPD in men’s apparel, 12 experienced dollar sales increases in 2013, including pants, with sales increasing 12 percent to $4.8 billion, and socks, which grew by 14 percent to $2.8 billion. The only category to experience dollar sales declines was men’s tops, which saw sales drop 2 percent..

Online shopping represented  14%of men’s apparel sales, saw some of the highest growth for the year, increasing 19 percent over 2012. Interestingly the  average price of an in-store purchase grew 3 percent for men’s apparel, while online declined 7 percent.

May 28, 2014

The Biggest Geographical Area with highest ebook Consumption

The global e-book revenue from 2009 to 2016, broken down by region. In 2010, e-book revenue in North America amounted to 1.2 billion U.S. dollars.

Source PwC Survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) .

August 30, 2012

US Retail Commerce Rebounds in 2012, with 16% Growth

Online retail sales  shows signs of rebounding in 2012  with growth of 16.6% in the first quarter, to nearly $44.3 billion compared with $38.0 billion for the same period on 2011 while Q2,2012 Q2 2012 U.S. retail e-commerce sales estimates, showing that online retail spending reached $43.2 billion for the quarter, up 15 percent versus year ago, ( source :comScore Inc.
The Q1 and Q2, spending marks the tenth consecutive quarter of positive year-over-year growth and sixth consecutive quarter of double-digit growth

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August 26, 2012

May 24, 2012

Why Technology Start Ups Fail: 5 Lesson

Hundreds of tech’s most prominent backers packed into an auditorium at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., Friday to hear two-minute pitches from the latest batch of young startups to emerge from business incubator Y Combinator.

More than 400 investors, ranging from big-name venture capitalists such as Battery Ventures and Matrix Partners to smaller angel investors including Ron Conway and Max Levchin, outnumbered the 66 companies giving presentation

Well know “ Start Up” Venture Funding group YCombinator provides seed funding to startups, and works  with business start ups  founders to develop  their ideas and help them deal with investors.  It holds an annual Demo Day where startup founders present their ideas.

Here are some Lessons on how to ” 
1.Pick the wrong marketnot make the Mistakes” which other did 
Shoot for the stars. Pick a large market with room for many large winners. Choosing a good market can make up for a lot of operational mistakes. Choosing the wrong market can turn the game of business into a game of roulette in which each chamber has a bullet.
2. Choose the wrong co-founder
The fastest way to ruin a friendship is to start a business with him. Just because you are friends doesn’t mean you can work well together. The booby prize for winning a fight with a co-founder? A failed business.
3. Wait too long to launch
Business school classes (so I’ve heard from friends who spent a small fortune to lose 2 years of their professional lives) talk about finding a “product-market fit.” In the real world, we call that building a product or creating a service people will pay for.
The only way to really know if your offering has a future is to actually go to real people and ask them to buy, or use it—soon.
 4.Marginal Niche

Most of the groups that apply to Y Combinator suffer from a common problem: choosing a small, obscure niche in the hope of avoiding competition
5.Choosing the Wrong Platform:  The scary thing about platforms is unless you have someone who understands technology.. the economics will probably drive your thoughts, on getting technology outsources.While Tech outsourcing is  a major ” cost saver” in the long run…. Unless you have some ” who knows and understand your business and lives  and breathes  your vision .
source :Yahoo Small Business

October 9, 2011